Motor coach parking:
There is plenty of free parking for motorcoaches.
The Wild Side Café offers hot and cold breakfast, lunch and snack items. There is indoor and outdoor seating. Lunches and snacks can be ordered in advance. The Museum also has vending machines, an outdoor terrace vending area and seated picnic areas to enjoy your own picnic.
The entire Museum is wheelchair accessible, including rest rooms, with elevators between floors. The outdoor boardwalk is ¾ mile in length with no restrooms. There is a water fountain.
Wild Things Museum Store:
Take a piece of the Virginia Living Museum home with you! With more than 1,400 square-feet of shopping space, the gift shop is filled with a wide selection of Museum souvenirs, books, toys, gifts, apparel, jewelry, stationery and more!
Hotels and Restaurants:
There are many hotels and restaurants within a five mile radius of the Museum that welcome groups. For a complete listing visit the Newport News Tourism website.
Shopping Malls and Areas:
Newport News: Patrick Henry Mall, Port Warwick, City Center, Jefferson Commons and Historic Hilton Village
Hampton: Coliseum Central, Town Center
Norfolk: MacArthur Center
Parks and Natural Attractions:
Newport News Park (the largest municipal park east of the Mississippi River), Huntington Park, Sandy Bottom Nature Park, King-Lincoln Park, The Mariners' Museum Park and more.
The Virginia Living Museum is conveniently located between the Historical Triangle of Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown and Virginia Beach. For a complete listing of all attractions in the Newport News area please visit Newport News Tourism.
Information and Reservations:
If you require further information about group tours, please contact the Group Tour Manager at 757-534-7406, fax 757-599-4897 or by email. You may also complete one of our on-line reservation forms - Group Leader or Tour/Receptive Operator.
School groups should contact the Reservations Coordinator at 757-595-9135, fax 757-599-4897 or complete the on-line request form.